The scenery not only features the airport that serves the 2nd biggest city in Portugal, it also covers a lot of the surroundings and comes with some nice treats for the virtual helicopter pilots.
Helicopter-wise, airports are pretty much… Airports. Very often we get something more than just airports. It’s not rare to also get the surroundings. If we are really lucky, though, we get something more.
And this scenery brings quite a bit more.
According to Rui Silva, the author, “all buildings in this scenery were developed in order to look as realistic as possible. They were modeled according to their architectonic characteristics and materials”. Fun fact: Rui is an architect.
The features list is quite impressive. And there are a few details that immediately got my attention: a few helipads and heliports were added:
- Buildings around the airport (warehouses, cargo container parks, parking lots, etc.)
- Animated radar
- Glideslope, ILS and DVOR/DME station
- Oporto Hotel
- Subway stations
- Bridges and roads from the freeway to the airport
- Leça da Palmeira lighthouse
- Pedro Hispano Hospital in Matosinhos
- Pedro Hispano Hospital heliport
- Massarelos heliporto
- STCP Museum, Oporto,
- Vincci Hotel, Oporto
- Arrábida, Luiz I, Infante, D. Maria, S. João and Freixo bridges
- Leixões Port
- Leixões, Afurada and Freixo marina
- Custom textures
- Custom, animated lighting
- Compatible with Groundtraffic
Not only that, but Rui added some landable surfaces on bridges, some buildings and even cranes!
I’ve met Rui perhaps a couple of years ago at a flight simulation event and talked to him about helicopters and how cool it is for our community to have scenery with these kinds of interesting features.
Rui seemed to have really listened.
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|Altitude||69m / 226ft|